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December 09, 2015 17:45

With the state of our environment being the way it is, reducing pollution on all fronts is something that each one of us must focus on. On the commuting or the travel front, automobiles continue to be a major mode of transportation for most of us. Thankfully, the past few years have seen a lot of green car based technology coming to the fore. Every car manufacturer is investing heavily into hybrid cars or variations of them.

From celebrities to regular, every day folks, people from all walks of life are waking up to reducing their carbon footprint and the benefits of driving green, economical cars is spreading slowly, but surely.

Reducing the impact of rising pollution and its harmful effects tops the list when talking about advantages of eco-friendly cars. In comparison to regular gasoline powered vehicles, alternate powered vehicles achieve a significant reduction in tail-pipe emissions. These include, both, visible (exhaust smoke and suspended particulate matter) as well as non-visible emissions.

High fuel efficiency levels are a highlight of green vehicles. Hybrid cars such as those that are powered by gasoline-electric engines and their variants provide a 20-30 % fuel efficiency improvement over their conventional counterparts.

Automobiles make a great deal of noise, as part of their regular operations. By the very nature of construction, they have a high number of moving parts. As a result, even the quietest of conventionally powered, gasoline driven vehicles do add to the noise that is present in the environment. This is where the next in line of benefits of driving green, economical cars presents itself. Electric cars or even dual powered ones, are wonderfully silent. In-fact, a pure-electric vehicle could pass right by you in the street and you would be hard pressed to hear it, unless you were really looking for it. So beneficial are these eco-friendly cars is that their contribution towards a quieter environment has long been lauded by experts in the field.

Hybrid cars offer a great deal of practicality in the present scenario over conventionally powered vehicles. Today, with cars like the Mahindra e2o and the Toyota Camry Hybrid, it is easy to switch to an alternate fuel lifestyle. The former is a pure-electric vehicle that’s great in the city commute. On the other hand, the latter is a full-size luxury sedan with high fuel economy and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re reducing the impact on the environment. 

While there are other green technologies being pursued, given the current pace of things, gasoline-electric hybrid cars offer the best compromise between enjoying our automobiles and protecting the environment.

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